The Cocoon is Brand the Moth's warehouse & headquarters, offering an artist-led studio and safe space for local artists of any discipline to create, learn, experiment & grow.
Facilities will include equipment needed for woodwork, printmaking techniques and public mural arts, which currently are in short supply in the Charlotte region.
The Cocoon, in its open and flexible design, gives artists in our community a space to stay curious and expand their craft while encouraging a creative & collaborative atmosphere for all community members to share.
The studio is currently open at a limited schedule on:
Tuesday & Thursday, 11am - 6pm
*If you are looking for a specific time, please reach out as we can accommodate specific needs. Full-time studio hours will expanding soon and will be Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 11pm.
The Cocoon will also be home to workshops, artists talks, and the META Mural Residency, becoming a creative hub for local artists, organizations and community members.
Members will have full access to their equipment needs. Yearly members may be granted 24/7 access & unlimited use after taking a safety training course.
Large-scale, project accommodations currently available by request.
Work space, small tools, & sketchbook walls available first come first serve.
Workshop schedule & events will be posted online & in-studio.
Non-members are welcome & encouraged to hang out or create, however access to equipment is for members & workshop use only.
4 hours: $50
16 hours: $125
32 hours: $175
Workshops led by local artists will be available for a variety of techniques, styles & mediums. Art workshops will be offered at 3 levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Intermediate and Advanced classes will be by reserved seating only, with prices varying based on required materials, equipment and time. Beginner level classes will be free to the public, to maintain a high level of accessibility and to inspire people to try new mediums & creative processes.
These workshops will allow an opportunity for artists and community members alike to learn and grow together, while offering local professional artists a way to earn income for their expertise and time as instructors, encouraging a collaborative communal mentality. While our team and partners will offer regularly-scheduled workshops, we will also offer local and visiting artists the freedom to design workshops around their needs and interests, sharing space and offering the support needed for specialty workshops or discussion series.
Brand the Moth offers accessible programming for public arts and art education. We strive to support artists of all career levels, disciplines and interests, while inviting the community into the process. The Cocoon offers a safe space to ask questions, develop skills, seek resources and of course to create and inspire.
BTM has lofty goals for 2020, converting the 3,700 sq/ft warehouse into a studio, workshop & creative hub for our city’s artists. We are so excited to share all of it with our community, while supporting artists and creativity in our city. We are currently seeking donations & support to continue our programming and expand our outreach through The Cocoon.
For direct sponsorship, donations or mural inquiries please reach out to BTM directly.